Friday, April 13, 2012
Eleven Northborough runners cross the finish line! This features spotlights of the Northborough runners, including their winning times.
Northborough Patch as well as other regional Patches will be running (not literally) with the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16. We'll be posting updates, talking with the crowd, posting results and providing commentary on the best running race of the year. We hope to post results and touch base, specifically, with the 12 runners from Northborough this year. Here are the 12 runners from Northborough this year, including Meredith Kent and Heather Capes. Good luck, everyone! Join and us contribute, won't you? Finishing times for Northborough runners: Christopher Benestad at 12:52 p.m. with a time of 2:52:03 and pace of 6:33 Richard Madamba finished with a time of 3:35:34 and a pace of 8:13 Giles Christenson at 2:52 p.m. with a time of 4:…
Friday, November 25, 2011
The Exchange, a high-end boutique, has the deals for your shopping pleasure.
This past summer, Lynsay Whitney and her mother Sue celebrated the first anniversary of their store The Exchange Boutique and Consigment, a consignment boutique specializing in new and nearly new clothing and accessories in pristine condition. They are located at 19 Blake St. in Northborough, behind the old Town Hall. As part of Black Friday, Thanksgiving weekend and Small Business Saturday, the Exchange is taking part in the deal-giving, offering a storewide sale of 20 percent off any regular-priced items on designer, high-end and name brand clothing and accessories on all three days.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The students at St. Bernadette School paid tribute to the veterans in town with a program of their own.
The St. Bernadette School Annual Veterans Day program that was held on Thursday, Nov. 10, featured a student performance of patriotic songs and a thank you to dozens of local veterans. The students also showered the veterans with homemade cards and pictures, a tribute to their service.
Friday, November 11, 2011
What's your favorite Spinal Tap scene or line?
It's Nov. 11, 2011. That's 11-11-11, which gives us Nigel Tufnel Day. Tufnel's amp goes to 11. Does yours? The year 1984 gave the world popular movies like "Ghostbusters," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Beverly Hills Cop," AOL News reminded us. It also introduced "This Is Spinal Tap," a mockumentary about an unsuccessful American tour by the fictional British band Spinal Tap featuring actors Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean, who played guitarist Nigel Tufnel, bassist Derek Smalls and lead singer David St. Hubbins, respectively. Let us know what your favorite line from the movie is in our poll. Not listed? That's possible, since the movie packs a memorable one in approximately every few seconds of dialogue. …
Think you know where this sandwich is from? This week, everyone did.
UPDATE: This week, everyone nailed it. The sandwich is indeed the "Arlington" at the Picklehaus Deli. The Arlington packs smoked turkey, bacon, cheddar cheese and a tomato on a grilled multi-grain bread. This week's winner is Maureen, who should get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange her Patch water bottle delivery. ORIGINAL POST: So, you think you know Northborough's restaurants well? Well enough where you can guess where the food came from just by a picture? OK, then let's play. This week, we're looking at a substantial deli sandwich, stacked high and served with a pickle. Include your guess in the comment section. Northborough Patch will reveal the answer by Friday. Everyone who guesses correctly gets his or …
Maybe you missed it? Here's a tight little package of stuff Northborough Patch covered this past week.
Despite the storm (you remember that storm, right?), the Boy and Girl Scouts of Northborough pulled off a massive collection for the Northborough Food Pantry last week. Town residents donated bags of goods. American Idol rocker Daughtry put on a small set at JJ's Sports Bar, courtesy of WXLO, on Monday night and posed with his fans. We've got video. Cops removed a suspicious looking object from the entrance of Assabet Valley Regional High School this week. It turned out to be "nothing," but caused enough concern to bring out the SWAT team to the scene, even. There are multiple use buildings going up right at the corner of Main Street, in front of Rocky's Ace Hardware. No one knows what's headed there, yet. What do you think? Liz Nolan, our…
Pay tribute to your veterans. They deserve it.
Our morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Honor the veterans in your life today. Honor the veterans even if they aren't in your life, because they ensured that your life is free. 2. Over in Marlborough Veterans can get a free wash at the Clean and Green Carwash, today, Veterans Day. 3. Many of you still have storm debris to clear away. The town has responded, and added drop-off times for your convenience. 4. Have you considered blogging on Northborough Patch? You should, for a lot of reasons. 5. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends, according to history.com. "At 5 a.m. that…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Northborough honored its veterans on Thursday with a lunch at the Senior Center.
For the first time at the Northborough Senior Center, veterans from town were honored on Thursday, Nov. 10, with a lunch and program, acknowledging those who served in all branches of the U.S. military. Donna Jackson, program coordinator at the center, said that some 55 veterans and their family members attended the luncheon, which was facilitated by veteran Ed Bombard. "I would say this is successful," said Jackson. "Veterans are very important to our communities. Without them, we don't have our freedom. So it's important to recognize what they have done." After lunch, the program included an intro by the Senior Center Harmonica Club, which led a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Veterans stood to be recognized as a song was played …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Signups are open for the lacrosse league, Fruitlands Museum is headed to the library and there's fun and pizza at the Rec Center.
Our morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Fruitlands Museum brings in a multicultural and educational program today to the Northborough Free Library. 2. The Northborough Senior Center holds an aerobics class every Wednesday morning. Get your exercise on. 3. Kids ages 1-5 are invited to play and enjoy some pizza at the Northborough Recreation Department's location on Southwest Cutoff. 4. Registration is open for a couple of weeks for the Northborough-Southborough Girls Lacrosse League's spring season, it's 12th season. 5. It's National Young Readers Day, according to brownielocks.com. Do your kids read? What are …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Local events honor Northborough's veterans.
Veterans of Northborough are honored in town at a number of events this week. This list will be updated as needed. If you know of a Veterans Day event in town, please email us at email@example.com or put it in the comments section below. On Thursday, Nov. 10, students salute the American flag, sing patriotic songs and offer prayers to Veterans both living and deceased in this service at 1:30 p.m. in the Charbonneau Activity Center at the St. Bernadette School. The students also make a presentation to all attending veterans. A speaker attends the Men's Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. at the Northborough Senior Center to talk about veterans benefits. At noon, there is a veterans lunch and ceremony from noon to 2 p.m.